Re: Lousy, condescending attitudes of Doctors!
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Posted by Annette on April 06, 1998 at 08:15:02:
Because I get real nervous and am a high strung person the doctors labeled me as a "nut case." I kept asking questions and insisting there was something else wrong that they weren't seeing. All they told me to do was go back to the psychiatrist. If they can't figure out what's wrong they think it's all in your head. Because "nut case" was insinuated in my medical records none of the other doctors I went to see took me seriously. I wonder how many other people suffering don't get the care they need because doctors "label" them. I wrote a letter to a big clinic here protesting my treatment and the doctor went up before the board of review. No one took into account that I was a professional person and well educated. I had better things to do than run to the doctor with fake pain in my feet, which ended up being severe recalcitrant plantar fasciitis, which has been nearly impossible to cure because it went untreated for so long. During that time I kept begging the doctors for help. Any help I have gotten has been through this sight. Unless someone has been through this, they have no idea how painful and debilitating it can be!
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